In England, King Charles the Second decreed in as far back as 1666 that men of society should wear long coats, waistcoats and cravats. He took inspiration from the Versailles Court and tried to emulate the effect in England. The common standard of dress for men became more neutral and less frivolous.
The 1800s saw men’s suits becoming more fitted and tailored, and neckties being used in place in place of cravats. Later on in this same century, during the Victorian era, morning suits were the norm for men’s suits. The dinner jacket was created and was used for formal events. It was modelled on the even more formal white tie jacket with tails. The dinner jacket found popularity the other side of the Atlantic and was called a tuxedo by the American public. In the US, tuxedos were worn for less formal affairs, with full white tie still being used for formal events.